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LAKE COWICHAN-Awesome Two Acres

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 450 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

TWO acres of incredible scenery with forest and flat land for parking

The entire Two Acres has a view of the lake and mountains and clear view of the Lake Front and 120 foot wharf where everyone gathers - which is safe and easy to touch base with friends and family.

Lakefront property is pristine and clear, clean water. There are no large stones or deep spots on the lake edge all the way along the property 165 feet - it does not have a steep slope but gradual with sand and gravel.

This Bavarian style cabin is unique as it has a balcony that looks out, to the lake and gets morning sunshine starting at 8:30 a.m. The cabin has a 24' TV that swings from the bedroom area to the resting area to view as you wish or have children sit on the settee to watch TV instead of the bedroom.

-Small and large groups enjoy the privacy and natural setting...along the beachfront , tents can be put up for privacy or a comfortable distance from the Fire-Pit area - The two acres surround the cabin and can be used for TENTS or VEHICLE parking -

Hedges front the beach area and give privacy and shade when the sun is high. The beach area is a gentle slope into the water .. with sand and gravel.The wharf is large enough to lay down mats for laying on or put deck chairs on and moor boats - a row of Logs have been put out into the lake 175 feet for swimmers safety.

Outside covered kitchen is unique as it is only a few feet from water edge allowing families to watch children.

Outside covered area with firepit and bar has a 12 foot wide, padded bench seat that is used for laying, reading or relaxing during the day and is magical listening to the waves lapping on the shore. From the covered firepit area you can hear the small waterfall from the creek only 15 feet away and as it is a Salmon Enhancement creek with small fry that grow daily under the bridge.

Kitchen has three sinks, clean drinking water with a new Britta filter and kitchen outfitted with microwave, new large propane table top cooking area and all cooking needs.

This is a rustic area and has natural habitat to be enjoyed at every turn with a large Fern walk area if someone wants more peace and privacy,

The NEW wharf is large enough to put deck chairs on it while watching the sunset or sunrise.

Keywords: Wharf, pristine lake, Park like setting, covered Post and Beam bbq area with full kitchen facilities outside with seating and two bars, 12 bar stools - fireplace with some wood supplied, use of two acres alongside creek going through property, paved road to property,

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, german, Austrian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

Why The Owner chose British Columbia

Lakefront was always my dream and this property was enhanced with the creek that winds through the property and makes it even more magical.

What makes this cabin unique

The property is parklike with hedges on the water edge for privacy. This is property that is so private everyone that arrives comments on how unique it is. There is a Fern Walk with ponds on the top lot that people love to sit in and read.. many birds, ducks, squirls, owls, otters and mink wander through the area giving it a wilderness feel.


Youbou Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Dialup Access ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , There are two portable toilets that are emptied every 5 days
  • There are two (2) Portable Toilets (solely for your own use) which are immaculate and cleaned every day - emptied every week or serviced more often by choice - . There is a newly built Spa/shower/ change room - a picture attached under Photos.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 15
  • Queen Bed (1), Child Bed (1), this is a settee that can be made for a child or youth bed - it's 6 feet long and many people use it for a bed. Bunk Bed (1) The bunk bed is above the double bed at the head end. PLEASE NOTE: Cost of Rent is for 10 - There is Two acres of privacy for TENTS... and space for trailers - - This rental cost per day is for 10 people - IF you wish additional guests, please talk to owner regarding charge per night for guests. NOTE: This Property is solely for you When You Rent - THERE are NO other renters on this property.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Large new 122' wharf for mooring boats. There is no charge for moorage - The Guest Cabin has a panoramic view of the whole area. The covered BBQ area with Fire-Pit is only fifteen feet away from water edge. Lots of flat area for tenting within feet of sandy beach edge which is 156 feet wide. The beach goes gradually down with no big rocks or scary drop-off edges - a Stretch of connected logs 170 feet protecting the swimmers from any boats going by. This quiet and protected acreage has large flat area to park on, quiet private area in fern walk by creek to read or enjoy nature at it's finest- With the addition of the new Spa, it now gives options to anyone wanting privacy to change and shower any time of the day or night - no one will be disturbed. There is paved road right to the driveway so there is no dust or logging roads to worry about. This is a rustic area and is enjoyed for being just that - - this is the Sunny side of North Arm from sunrise to sunse


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

LAKE COWICHAN-Awesome Two Acres
average rating of 4.4 based on 20 reviews
Victoria BC

Another great stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year in a row . I took my sister and her kids for 5 days all had a fabulous time especially the small children . As usual noni b was a great host to everyone. The older boys brought their ski boats up and some of their friends came by with their boats,all were welcome and there is plenty of room for all the boats. A special thanks for letting my niece and hubby bring their small dog .This property has to one of the best on the whole lake. We will certainly be back next year for our 3 rd year for another great holiday. Thanks again noni b

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh Marie you sweetheart to send a lovely message as you did - it's so 'you' - You and Doug and your family are wonderful - I can't say enough about your sharing of your time and the feeling I have when you come - I'm so happy you came - I told you I would miss you and I do - In life there is a special connection - we're the lucky ones - Your family make me feel like I'm in a comfort zone and without a doubt you're all special - thank you so much in sending this - sometimes the weather isn't on our side but the atmosphere takes over and it doesn't matter - best of wishes, as always from NoniB on the lake
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Most Enjoyable

  • 4 of 5

This is a great set up for large groups, mostly suited to groups with RV's. The hi lite for our family reunion was gathering on the dock at r around the fire at night. It was a famous lay reunion and vacation that we will remember for a long time.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A wonderful large group with lots of high energy and caring - people coming from all over with stories to tell. I accommodated a short 4 day stay which turned out to be perfect weather with sunny skies and a lot of laughter.
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Had loads of fun! Very accommodating.

  • 4 of 5

Our family, to include 4 or 5 adults and 6 to 9 children at various times throughout our 8 day stay, enjoyed the cabin and property to its fullest. The grownups put up three tents to accommodate everyone and Grandma and Grandpa took advantage of the comfortable bed in the little cabin.

Along with combing the land for interesting bugs and foliage, the kids spent hours jumping off the dock and swimming to their hearts content. We brought along some blow-up rafts which entertained them for hours as wel.

The outdoor covered kitchen hosted a beautiful four burner gas stovetop and separate BBQ which met all our cooking needs to the nth. The shelves and tables were stocked with every conceivable “thing” you would ever need from pots to bowls to plates to cutlery to coffee makers, micro-wave, toaster, etc. etc. etc. The evenings spent around the fire-pit were made even more special with some pretty cool lighting.

Because of the size of our party, we made the decision to rent the second outdoor toilet facility from Noni and were happy with our decision. One toilet for that many people was simply not enough.

Noni, by the way, is one special lady who eagerly helps wherever she can. She's never too far away if you have questions or concerns or simply want to talk. Her cabin, situated on the property (next to the outdoor kitchen), is only steps away and easily accessible - in more ways than one. She was very patient with the youngest member of our family (6 years old) who seemed drawn up those steps for a quick knock on the door and a little chat!

The only negative aspect to the stay were the numbers of wasps buzzing around the cooking area. Just as soon as the bacon or chicken or steak were being readied for the fire, the little pests appeared. Fortunately, they didn’t seem interested in us while we were eating... or perhaps that’s because we were always sitting around the fire. No one was stung, however, so that was a relief. Nevertheless, I will bring three or four traps with me next time...

All in all, I think it was a special week for all of us and I wouldn’t hesitate to spend another mini vacation there again. Thank you Noni!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: How wonderful that you wrote - Sharon and Chris you have the most wonderful large caring family - we spent many times planning your stay so you would feel comfortable coming to my property - from the moment You all arrived I knew I would miss you when you left and I still do - Thank you for coming and for the many times we sat and had laughter watching your grand children jumping off the wharf - .. Without a doubt you 'all' are a special family ! Thank you for coming and I am in hopes you will come again .. NoniB on the lake
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Great camping

  • 4 of 5

Very nice property for camping with friends. Clean and well maintained. Noni checked often with us to be sure we had what we needed. Shower is nice and clean with lots of hot water. Good size dock for enjoying the lake. My favorite spot was the covered firepit area - good for enjoying even rainy days outdoors.

Thank you Noni!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This group of family and friends were just great - the men leaving early in the morning to go fishing regardless of the outcome - one picture of the one man a hundred feet way out on the logs...and the other man on the wharf - both casting as the sky gave a spectacular sunset ! Having this group was a gift closing the summer heat wave with leaves beginning to drift down, and the coming of Fall. I hope this happy group come again.
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Victoria BC

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

This a great place for fun and relaxation,good spot for large groups or small groups.Noni was extremly helpful for any questions and advice about the lake plus being a great hostess. This place was exactly as advertised. Definitley stay again hope to be back next year. Doug and the boys

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A small group with two boats who loved to fish and enjoy great friendship. A genuine best friend's goal to have A Celebration of Life of a former owner of Lakefront on Cowichan Lake in Youbou with the Son spreading ashes on the waters - Sincere joy with true friends was shared that week and I wish them all the Peace of the Valley. I look forward to a visit again anytime.
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Beautiful beachfront

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much to NoniB!! Our group of friends and family had an amazing week at Shady Akres and the owner NoniB couldn't have been a better hostess! Everything you need is supplied, and if there's something you need NoniB will do everything to accommodate you! From young to old, we were all spoilt and will remember our vacation forever! Paradise!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the write up - what a wonderful large group that couldn't have been better in all ways - always taking time to let me know everything was great - This group has already picked the dates for 2016 and Reserved their vacation week and I'm thrilled to see them coming back. Best Wishes to all of them !
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Car: recommended

Carmana Valley is world renoun and only hours away,

The Small community of Lake Cowichan only 8 minutes away, many parks are on lakefront within minutes away, pubs and restaurants in Youbou Village, ... Port Renfrew is well known and is a small fishing village on the Ocean and only 'One and a half hours drive on paved road' -

Youbou is only a half hour from Duncan and hwy leading to Cowichan Bay on the ocean and Chemainus on the ocean

and small settlements on oceanfronts within an hour for a nice day trip.

There is a Bowling Alley in Youbou - 3 minutes away - as well, There is a Museum and many lovely and interesting shops in Lake Cowichan - only 8 minutes away - a new large Country Grocer and bakery, BC Liquor Store and many small interesting shops.


Rates & Availability

Youbou Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 15 2017 - Jun 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 2 2017 - Sep 17 2017
6 night minimum stay
Sep 20 2017 - Oct 20 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $147.98

If Traveler does not respond within two weeks of discussions on dates and rates - rates may change.

TRAVELLER may have More than Ten (10) people in their group but must first contact owner by e-mail. Cost of rental for more guests after the first ten is $20 per person, per night, over the age of Eight years old. Total cost of rental to be paid at time of commitment - However, if it is six months or more prior to rental dates, a deposit will be considered with balance due 60 days prior to rental date . (PLEASE ensure you click on CANADIAN FUNDS when checking Rental COST per day )
Credit cards may be used.
Monies are non-transferable and non-refundable, regardless if it is a Deposit from the prior year, or full rental payment.
IF you want to stay for LESS than the Days Stated in ANY season, please contact owner -
Traveler may discuss changes anytime prior to commitment. Contact owner by e-mail.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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